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12th Sep '17 4:06:49 PM Gideoncrawle
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->''"My Limit Break involves [[NoodleImplements a moose, the demon Baphomet and a Kuiper Belt object]]. It takes four hours and you can't skip any of the [[{{Cutscene}} cutscenes]]."''

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->''"My Limit Break involves [[NoodleImplements a moose, the demon Baphomet and a Kuiper Belt object]]. object. It takes four hours and you can't skip any of the [[{{Cutscene}} cutscenes]].cutscenes."''
16th Aug '17 7:27:49 AM Az0riusG4m3r
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->''"My Limit Break involves [[NoodleImplements a moose, the demon Baphomet and a Kuiper Belt object]]. It takes four hours and you can't skip any of the [[Cutscene cutscenes]]."''

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->''"My Limit Break involves [[NoodleImplements a moose, the demon Baphomet and a Kuiper Belt object]]. It takes four hours and you can't skip any of the [[Cutscene [[{{Cutscene}} cutscenes]]."''
16th Aug '17 7:26:42 AM Az0riusG4m3r
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->''"My Limit Break involves [[NoodleImplements a moose, the demon Baphomet and a Kuiper Belt object]]. It takes four hours and you [[UnskippableCutscene can't skip any of the cutscenes]]."''

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->''"My Limit Break involves [[NoodleImplements a moose, the demon Baphomet and a Kuiper Belt object]]. It takes four hours and you [[UnskippableCutscene can't skip any of the [[Cutscene cutscenes]]."''
16th Aug '17 7:24:45 AM Az0riusG4m3r
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->''"My Limit Break involves [[NoodleImplements a moose, the demon Baphomet and a Kuiper Belt object]]. It takes four hours and you [[UnskippableCutscenes can't skip any of the cutscenes]]."''

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->''"My Limit Break involves [[NoodleImplements a moose, the demon Baphomet and a Kuiper Belt object]]. It takes four hours and you [[UnskippableCutscenes [[UnskippableCutscene can't skip any of the cutscenes]]."''
16th Aug '17 7:22:41 AM Az0riusG4m3r
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->''"My Limit Break involves a moose, the demon Baphomet and a Kuiper Belt object. It takes four hours and you can't skip any of the cutscenes."''

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->''"My Limit Break involves [[NoodleImplements a moose, the demon Baphomet and a Kuiper Belt object. object]]. It takes four hours and you [[UnskippableCutscenes can't skip any of the cutscenes.cutscenes]]."''
25th Jul '17 2:10:29 PM billybobfred
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->''"My Limit Break involves [[NoodleImplements a moose, the demon Baphomet and a Kuiper Belt object]]. [[OverlyLongFightAnimation It takes four hours]] and [[BladderOfSteel you can't skip any of the cutscenes]]."''

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->''"My Limit Break involves [[NoodleImplements a moose, the demon Baphomet and a Kuiper Belt object]]. [[OverlyLongFightAnimation object. It takes four hours]] hours and [[BladderOfSteel you can't skip any of the cutscenes]].cutscenes."''
7th Jul '17 4:56:04 PM Luigifan
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->''"My Limit Break involves a moose, the demon Baphomet and a Kuiper Belt object. It takes four hours and you can't skip any of the cutscenes."''

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->''"My Limit Break involves [[NoodleImplements a moose, the demon Baphomet and a Kuiper Belt object. object]]. [[OverlyLongFightAnimation It takes four hours hours]] and [[BladderOfSteel you can't skip any of the cutscenes.cutscenes]]."''



** Inuyasha's Bakuryuuha (Backlash Wave) fits, since it turns an opponent's ranged attack back upon him and the opponent's aura has to be very strong but at the same time weaker than [=InuYasha=]'s.

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** Inuyasha's Bakuryuuha (Backlash Wave) fits, since [[AttackReflector it turns an opponent's ranged attack back upon him him]] and the opponent's aura has to be very strong strong, but at the same time weaker than [=InuYasha=]'s.
7th Jul '17 4:52:44 PM Luigifan
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' does this as traditionally as ''Dragonball''. Naruto's first activation of the Nine-Tails Chakra occurs after believing that his friend/rival has been killed, enraging him and tapping into his hidden power. [[spoiler: Eventually Naruto learns how to activate this power at will, so it's not really a Limit Break anymore. Prior to this, though, it manifested primarily when Naruto saw his friends being injured or killed, ironically, in one incident, this actually caused further harm to his own team.)]]
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Luffy's first use of the Gears is considered a Limit Break, especially Gear Third. So much so that Gear Third shrinks him down to a small, kid-like chibi form [[spoiler: (Before the timeskip, anyway)]]. Gear Second, on the other hand, is CastFromHitPoints.
* Shinji of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' can trigger one when he's under extreme emotional duress, whether from battle fatigue or just sheer pressure. His EVA 01 unit goes berserk in a scene usually complete with horror. Unit 01 goes berserk whenever Shinji's life is in danger to the point that he's almost pissing himself in fear. The other, much more powerful kind appeared in the second ''Rebuild'' movie and was triggered by his BerserkButton; as such, his opponent is completely fucked. In fact, him going full-power had [[spoiler:triggered literally TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt]] and turned Unit 01 into a PhysicalGod by vaporizing it's {{Restraining Bolt}}s. In the same movie, Mari was able to manually activate and control EVA 02's limit break by disabling its [[RestrainingBolt Restraining Bolts]].

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' does this as traditionally as ''Dragonball''. Naruto's first activation of the Nine-Tails Chakra occurs after believing that his friend/rival has been killed, enraging him and tapping into his hidden power. [[spoiler: Eventually [[spoiler:Eventually, Naruto learns how to activate this power at will, so it's not really a Limit Break anymore. Prior to this, though, it manifested primarily when Naruto saw his friends being injured or killed, ironically, in one incident, this actually caused further harm to his own team.)]]
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Luffy's first use of the Gears is considered a Limit Break, especially Gear Third. So much so that Gear Third shrinks him down to a small, kid-like chibi form [[spoiler: (Before [[spoiler:(before the timeskip, anyway)]]. Gear Second, on the other hand, is CastFromHitPoints.
* Shinji of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' can trigger one when he's under extreme emotional duress, whether from battle fatigue or just sheer pressure. His EVA 01 unit goes berserk in a scene usually complete with horror. Unit 01 goes berserk whenever Shinji's life is in danger to the point that he's almost pissing himself in fear. The other, much more powerful kind appeared in the second ''Rebuild'' movie and was triggered by his BerserkButton; as such, his opponent is completely fucked. In fact, him going full-power had [[spoiler:triggered literally TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt]] and turned Unit 01 into a PhysicalGod by vaporizing it's its {{Restraining Bolt}}s. In the same movie, Mari was able to manually activate and control EVA 02's limit break by disabling its [[RestrainingBolt Restraining Bolts]].



* A variation is used in ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}''. As Alucard's powers are controlled by Integra via HermeticMagic, only she can say how much of his power can be used. This is seen when different levels of Alucard's power are released, culminating in the GodzillaThreshold when [[spoiler:Alucard's full power is released, allowing him to call forth the millions of souls he has consumed over the centuries to tear the forces of Millennium and Iscariot to shreds.]]

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* A variation is used in ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}''. As Alucard's powers are controlled by Integra via HermeticMagic, only she can say how much of his power can be used. This is seen when different levels of Alucard's power are released, culminating in the GodzillaThreshold when [[spoiler:Alucard's full power is released, allowing him to call forth the millions of souls he has consumed over the centuries to tear the forces of Millennium and Iscariot to shreds.]]shreds]].



** In omakes and anime, it's revealed that Hanatarou's zanpakutou is this, absorbing the injuries of others that fills a gauge on the side of the sword whereupon the stored power can be used as a surprisingly powerful, explosive attack.

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** In omakes and anime, it's revealed that Hanatarou's zanpakutou is this, [[HealingShiv absorbing the injuries of others others]] that fills a gauge on the side of the sword sword, whereupon the stored power can be used as a surprisingly powerful, explosive attack.



** Kyouraku's power is based on weaponizing children's games. As a result, once activated, his zanpakutou sets the rules by which everyone - including Kyouraku - must fight. In other words, until his zanpakutou decides it's time for the rules to allow Kyouraku to use his more powerful abilities, he can't access them.

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** Kyouraku's power is based on weaponizing children's games. As a result, once activated, his zanpakutou sets the rules by which everyone - -- including Kyouraku - -- must fight. In other words, until his zanpakutou decides it's time for the rules to allow Kyouraku to use his more powerful abilities, he can't access them.



* In ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' the titular Claymores can use their strongest personal techniques and become more powerful in general only when they unleash their Yoma energy, an energy they can use thanks to the fact that they are themselves [[HalfHumanHybrid half Human and half Yoma]], this is quite dangerous however as the more ''Yoki'' a Claymore uses the more she becomes [[SuperpoweredEvilSide similar to a Yoma]] and even [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie lose control and turn into an Awakened being]]. [[spoiler: There are however those who managed to turn back even after losing control and coming very close to Awakening, these ones can use their techniques with greater freedom and become considerably stronger than how they were before.]]

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* In ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'', the titular Claymores can use their strongest personal techniques and become more powerful in general only when they unleash their Yoma energy, an energy they can use thanks to the fact that they are themselves [[HalfHumanHybrid half Human and half Yoma]], this is quite dangerous however dangerous, however, as the more ''Yoki'' a Claymore uses uses, the more she becomes [[SuperpoweredEvilSide similar to a Yoma]] Yoma]], and can even potentially [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie lose control and turn into an Awakened being]]. [[spoiler: There are however [[spoiler:There are, however, those who managed to turn back even after losing control and coming very close to Awakening, Awakening; these ones can use their techniques with greater freedom and become considerably stronger than how they were before.]]



* [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor's]] ''Godly Essence Blast'', often known simply as the 'Godblast' is an attack that takes a bit of charge-up time, and can even damage or destroy {{Mjolnir}} from overuse. However it lets him do things like drive away Galactus and break the armor of Celestials.

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* [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor's]] ''Godly Essence Blast'', often known simply as the 'Godblast' 'Godblast', is an attack that takes a bit of charge-up time, and can even damage or destroy {{Mjolnir}} from overuse. However However, it lets him do things like drive away Galactus and break the armor of Celestials.



** In ''Advent Children Complete'', Cloud also uses the original Omnislash against Sephiroth. [[spoiler:Sephiroth ''dodges'' Omnislash, which for those who don't know was the attack that, two years ago, finished off Sephiroth, banishing him from Cloud's mind. Sephiroth casually dodges it and then impales Cloud before he can come down with the final slash]].

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** In ''Advent Children Complete'', Cloud also uses the original Omnislash against Sephiroth. [[spoiler:Sephiroth ''dodges'' Omnislash, which which, for those who don't know know, was the attack that, two years ago, finished off Sephiroth, banishing him from Cloud's mind. Sephiroth casually dodges it and then impales Cloud before he can come down with the final slash]].



* Charged attacks in ''Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder'' count as this.

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* Charged attacks {{Charged attack}}s in ''Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder'' count as this.



** The only Celestial Exalts not to suffer this are the Abyssals who have it even worse...

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** The only Celestial Exalts not to suffer this are the Abyssals Abyssals, who have it even worse...



* In ''Anime/CardfightVanguard'', there is a skill called, word for word, ''Limit Break,'' which activates when the player has 4 or more damage (the player loses when he/she has 6 damage). Limit Break skills generally have strong effects such as boosting power, destroying cards on the field, adding extra cards to your hand, etc., to help the player turn the table.

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* In ''Anime/CardfightVanguard'', there is a skill called, word for word, ''Limit Break,'' which activates when the player has 4 or more damage (the player loses when he/she has 6 damage). Limit Break skills generally have strong effects such as boosting power, destroying cards on the field, adding extra cards to your hand, etc., to help the player turn the table.tables.



** In the more widely-known MSPA comic ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'', characters have abilities called Fraymotifs that can be bought for astronomical amounts of money and are to be used either alone or in tandem with other members of the session. They supposedly are the most powerful attacks in the game, but since the only characters that they have been used on [[spoiler: are a dog with the powers of the First Guardians and the Troll empress]], this may be a moot point.

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** In the more widely-known MSPA comic ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'', characters have abilities called Fraymotifs that can be bought for astronomical amounts of money and are to be used either alone or in tandem with other members of the session. They supposedly are the most powerful attacks in the game, but since the only characters that they have been used on [[spoiler: are [[spoiler:are a dog with the powers of the First Guardians and the Troll empress]], this may be a moot point.


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* In ''WebComic/WhiteDarkLife'', Lugifan's Ultimate Rage Burst is this. It activates only when Luigifan is pushed to a state of extreme rage (usually by hurting someone he cares about), and generates a sphere of raw elemental power around him that can be launched forth to vaporize whatever it touches.
7th Jul '17 4:37:33 PM Luigifan
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A powerful attack or technique available after some requirement during battle is fulfilled. In video games, this is often indicated by a refillable or chargeable gauge on the menu allowing the player to gauge when it will become available, how strong it will be, or so on; and the most common requirement is taking (or giving) damage in combat. Thus, it's usually a kind of EvolvingAttack. May overlap with SuperMode, or may be a form of DesperationAttack.

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A powerful attack or technique available after some requirement during battle is fulfilled. In video games, this is often indicated by a refillable or chargeable gauge on the menu allowing the player to gauge when it will become available, how strong it will be, or so on; and the most common requirement is taking (or (and/or or giving) damage in combat. Thus, it's usually a kind of EvolvingAttack. May overlap with SuperMode, or may be a form of DesperationAttack.



The popularity of the trope, and its assimilation into numerous forms of media is a testament to the widespread effect that ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', the [[TropeNamer originator of the term]], had in making [=RPGs=] more mainstream. Although a nearly identical game play mechanic appeared a few years earlier in ''VideoGame/LufiaIIRiseOfTheSinistrals'', the concept has become synonymous with the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' games series and the term is now widely used as a catchall term to describe such attacks.

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The popularity of the trope, and its assimilation into numerous forms of media is a testament to the widespread effect that ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', the [[TropeNamer originator of the term]], had in making [=RPGs=] more mainstream. Although a nearly identical game play mechanic appeared a few years earlier in ''VideoGame/LufiaIIRiseOfTheSinistrals'', the concept has become synonymous with the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' games series and the term is now widely used as a catchall catch-all term to describe such attacks.
2nd Apr '17 2:46:28 PM Vir
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* Although never said to be this, [[Film/{{Thor}} Thor's]] use of tornadoes and thunder seems to have one.

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* Although never said to be this, [[Film/{{Thor}} Thor's]] Film/{{Thor}}'s use of tornadoes and thunder seems to have one.



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* Charged attacks in [[{{Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder}} Destroy The Godmodder]] count as this.
** It is possible to create a very-powerful one-shot weapon by [[{{Webcomic/Homestuck}} alchemizing]] an already potent weapon and a [[{{VideoGame/SuperSmashBros}} Smash Ball]].
** [[{{Webcomics/ProblemSleuth}} Comb Raves]] are a confirmed feature in Act 4.

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* Charged attacks in [[{{Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder}} Destroy The Godmodder]] ''Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder'' count as this.
** It is possible to create a very-powerful one-shot weapon by [[{{Webcomic/Homestuck}} alchemizing]] an already potent weapon and a [[{{VideoGame/SuperSmashBros}} [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Smash Ball]].
** [[{{Webcomics/ProblemSleuth}} [[Webcomics/ProblemSleuth Comb Raves]] are a confirmed feature in Act 4.
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